House of Friendship

House of Friendship offers help across Waterloo Region in four key areas:

  • Addiction Treatment: House of Friendship has a range of services provided by trained professionals using evidence-based practices. There is no cost to participate. 
  • Food: Emergency Food Hamper Program is here to help people living in the cities of Kitchener and Waterloo who have no food and no way of getting some.
  • Housing: House of Friendship provides emergency shelter for men as well as long-term, permanent supportive housing for single adults.
  • Neighbourhoods: House of Friendship can connect you with a wide range of community resources that help families living on low income, whether it is after-school programming, community support groups, or summer camp sponsorship. 

Who can use this service:

  • Current students
    • Current undergraduate students
    • Current graduate students
  • Future students
    • Future undergraduate students
    • Future graduate students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Alumni
  • Parents

How to request this service:

To start your application for addiction services, call 1-844-437-3247 (HERE247).

To access the Emergency Food Hamper Program, visit 807 Guelph Street, Kitchener Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please bring a valid piece of identification with your name on it. Call 519-742-8327 x 2 for more information.

For more information on how to access community services, the Charles Street men's shelter, or supportive housing, visit the House of Friendship website.


OHIP funded